Comment 105332

By jason (registered) | Posted October 10, 2014 at 21:53:18 in reply to Comment 105331

experience in Montreal, NYC, Copenhagen to name a few of the leaders in the cycling world, say otherwise.

As you can see here, there is actually more visibility for turning cars, not less.

The extra distance between the bikes and turning cars gives everyone that much more space to see each other. A 2-3 foot buffer zone is painted between the parked cars and bike lanes to eliminate dooring.

NY's protected bike lanes are one of the main reasons they were ranked #1 in American in 2014 for cycling. This is a tried and true bike lane design that is used in the cities leading the pack in attracting the coveted 65% of 'interested but nervous' potential cyclists.

Common scene in Montreal:

Copenhagen and Paris:

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